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Thought 'F1 in Schools' is a racing academy of some sort? Well, in a way it is.. it's an educational racing...

Thought 'F1 in Schools' is a racing academy of some sort? Well, in a way it is.. it's an educational racing...

When people first hear of “F1 in Schools”, it is not uncommon for them to think that it is a racing programme of some sort that they can sign up for and get to Formula 1. Indeed, it is a racing programme but an educational one where students aged nine to 19 years old (spanning primary and secondary schools) compete in an annual challenge that simulates the workings of a Formula 1 team. In brief, these youths deploy 3D CAD (Computer Aided Design) and CAM (Computer Aided Manufacture) software to collaborate, design, analyse, manufacture, test, and then race miniature compressed air-powered Formula 1 cars made of balsa wood down a 20-metre straight. Through this challenge, students get close to Formula 1and also pick up essential learning skills such as the use of IT to learn about physics, aerodynamics, design, manufacture, branding, graphics, sponsorship, marketing, leaders...

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